Michelle (Fiona) Snyder, Owner/Stylist at Barrow Salon (SF)

Michelle’s skill and vision are in demand across the country. But the first recipient of the San Francisco native’s coveted cuts was her little sister, whose hair a 12-year-old Michelle would practice on, having already bobbed every Barbie in the house. Their mom, a stylist herself in the 1960s, was Michelle’s first inspiration to pursue a career in hair and her first teacher.

Her professional training began under the tutelage of Marcy Harmon at the beloved San Francisco salon Cowboys and Angels, where she was schooled in both classic Vidal Sassoon technique and modern razor-cutting. Michelle continued learning advanced cutting and styling techniques at Bumble and bumble in New York. She cemented her success as a stylist there as she built a steady clientele of celebrities and began working for magazines.

Michelle’s celebrity clients include Amanda Peet, Zooey Deschanel, Karen Elson, Emily Mortimer, Sienna Miller and Zoe Kravitz. Her work has appeared in Dazed & Confused, Vogue, Nylon, Elle, Lula and Oyster magazines. Michelle is also the lead stylist for the celebrated Vaudevillian-style cabaret performers The Citizens Band.

Deriving inspiration from old movies, her peers, and a host of icons such as Louise Brooks, Jane Birkin, Veruschka von Lehndorff and Linda Evangelista, Michelle is making an indelible mark on the hair world.